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Poster: c-freedom Date: Oct 30, 2022 12:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry Lee Lewis

Dudley
The longer I live the more of a paradox life seems to present
And the more a man dwells upon the sum total of deeds done.
The more the mercy of the Almighty is the only hope.
And since none of us can stand on our own merit
How gracious should we be to others?
As far as music goes that clip of JLL surrounded by his mainly young male audience just shows him to be a King Bee
much like you stated regarded Pigpen during Lovelight.
Both the early and later take of 'You Win Again' are awesome.
The boogie woogie nothing like it for a Saturday Night.
oh -God look down on the boys in the bar room!

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Oct 31, 2022 11:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry Lee Lewis

I got curious. Turns out Mr Allen had lots of rockers on his shows. One of the first to have Elvis. This is how they coped with NBC censors. Allen said Elvis did nothing different but somehow the suit seemed to make it all right. 😄

https://youtu.be/w3r5AiBJr2M

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Poster: Nomed70 Date: Dec 2, 2022 3:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Oh yeah, thats why I liked Elvis back then.

But back then everybody liked Ike.

https://archive.org/details/elvis-the-early-days-uk-vhs

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Poster: Nomed70 Date: Nov 21, 2022 4:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry Lee Lewis

If you were not around to see it the first time, that video is worth a look now. At that time Elvis was a capital letter Performer who was in touch with the audience.
Watch his expression at the end of the first verse when he normally did his 'controversial' leg and pelvic move. He doesn't do it at the drum cue but does give a smile at the expectant audience. Too bad he was gradually packaged into that thing he became.
Even his wiping of the dogs drool off his hand was a calculated move. Genius in action.

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Poster: Reade Date: Nov 20, 2022 3:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry Lee Lewis

He had Frank Zappa on in 1963!

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Poster: user unknown Date: Nov 21, 2022 12:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry Lee Lewis

playing bicycle wheels...if memory serves me

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Poster: c-freedom Date: Oct 31, 2022 12:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry Lee Lewis

Diamond head
Culture Norms are in the eye of the beholder and certainly we as a society don’t find much to blush about anymore.
Elvis is larger than life and timeless
But PETA would probably get bent out of shape today
for exploiting a hound dog. Although some of those folks get totally buck naked for their cause.
Notice they kept the camera tight on the King and the hound.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Oct 31, 2022 1:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry Lee Lewis

All I remember is that there was a real popular TV show around then with a talking hound named Cleo.
And I did notice. Gotta give a bow to some unknown cameramen. Who knows what that hound was doing.